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Eavesdropping On Nature Gives Clues To Biodiversity : NPR

Eavesdropping On Nature Gives Clues To Biodiversity : NPR | Biodiversity protection | Scoop.it
Biologists who study the lives of animals can learn a lot simply by listening to them. The problem is that natural sounds can be far easier to record than to analyze.
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Biodiversity is a measure of the health of ecosystems. Rapid environmental changes cause mass extinctions.
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World's deepest fish discovered 5 miles under the ocean surface

World's deepest fish discovered 5 miles under the ocean surface | Biodiversity protection | Scoop.it
The unknown species is believed to be a snailfish with 'large wing-like fins and a head resembling a cartoon dog.'

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Porcupine Image, Oregon Coast

Porcupine Image, Oregon Coast | Biodiversity protection | Scoop.it
A porcupine's quills curl around its body in this National Geographic Photo of the Day from our Your Shot community.

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Monkey Day Pictures: Our Favorite Primates Around the World

Monkey Day Pictures: Our Favorite Primates Around the World | Biodiversity protection | Scoop.it
In honor of Monkey Day, National Geographic photo editors choose their favorite primate pictures from our archive.

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/[news-article]/[weird-wild-article]/2014/12/141205-janus-cat-two-faced-frank-louie-animals-science | Biodiversity protection | Scoop.it
The famous Frank and Louie, whose genetic mutation gave it two faces, died at 15.

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Timelapse video creates a requiem for this spectacular ice cave

Timelapse video creates a requiem for this spectacular ice cave | Biodiversity protection | Scoop.it
Images from inside the ice caves and a powerful narrative highlight the beauty, scale and impermanence of the Sandy Glacier Cave system in Oregon.

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Photographer zooms in on unique coastal wolves of British Columbia

Photographer zooms in on unique coastal wolves of British Columbia | Biodiversity protection | Scoop.it
Wolves living on the coastline of the Pacific Northwest have specialized in enough ways to be considered an unofficial subspecies of grey wolf. Conservation photographer April Bencze zeroes in on their lives and needs.

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Why do butterflies and moths have such detailed wings?

Why do butterflies and moths have such detailed wings? | Biodiversity protection | Scoop.it
The designs are beautiful — and even more interesting is the story behind them.

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First Ever Footage Of Terrifying Deep-Sea Animal | IFLScience

First Ever Footage Of Terrifying Deep-Sea Animal | IFLScience | Biodiversity protection | Scoop.it
Anglerfish are most well-known for the bioluminescent protrusion off the heads of females. As light is scarce in the deep sea, prey are attracted to the light, and they quickly get eaten. Because this area is so dark, scientists have not been able to gather a lot of information about how these fish actually live, until now.

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15 birds with snazzier hairdos than you

15 birds with snazzier hairdos than you | Biodiversity protection | Scoop.it
These birds know how to work it! These species have feathery 'dos that would make any '80s TV star jealous.

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Humble plants that hide surprising secrets

Humble plants that hide surprising secrets | Biodiversity protection | Scoop.it
In this intriguing talk, biologist Ameenah Gurib-Fakim introduces us to rare plant species from isolated islands and regions of Africa. Meet the shape-shifting benjoin; the baume de l'ile plate, which might offer a new treatment for asthma; and the iconic baobab tree, which could hold the key to the future of food. Plus: monkey apples.

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Are Orcas non-human persons?

Are Orcas non-human persons? | Biodiversity protection | Scoop.it
WDC Vounteer Kathleen Haase, who has been working hard on our anti-captivity campaign, provides some food for though on orca rights

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The secret of the bat genome

The secret of the bat genome | Biodiversity protection | Scoop.it
In Western society, bats are often characterized as creepy, even evil. Zoologist Emma Teeling encourages us to rethink our attitude toward bats, whose unique and fascinating biology gives us insight into our own genetic makeup. (Filmed at TEDxDublin.)

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Drones Being Used By Conservationists To Stop Poachers, Protect Endangered ... - International Business Times

Drones Being Used By Conservationists To Stop Poachers, Protect Endangered ... - International Business Times | Biodiversity protection | Scoop.it
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After Oil Spill in Bangladesh's Unique Mangrove Forest, Fears About Rare Animals

After Oil Spill in Bangladesh's Unique Mangrove Forest, Fears About Rare Animals | Biodiversity protection | Scoop.it
More than 90,000 gallons of oil have spilled into the rivers and creeks of the Sundarbans, threatening tigers, dolphins in this World Heritage Site.

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What's the Difference Between Rabbits and Hares?

What's the Difference Between Rabbits and Hares? | Biodiversity protection | Scoop.it
Hares are less social than bunnies, and their lively courtship and skittish behavior likely inspired the term

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9 amazing macro photos of insects

9 amazing macro photos of insects | Biodiversity protection | Scoop.it
The U.S. Geological Survey is outdoing itself on Flickr with more phenomenal photos showing every detail of these tiny critters.

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Three-Eyed Fish Caught Near Argentinian Nuclear Power Plant

Three-Eyed Fish Caught Near Argentinian Nuclear Power Plant | Biodiversity protection | Scoop.it
A three-eyed fish has been caught near a nuclear power plant in Argentina - just like Blinky, the three-eyed fish in The Simpsons.

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Watch A Man Deliver Three Baby Sharks From Dead Mother With Emergency C-Section | IFLScience

Watch A Man Deliver Three Baby Sharks From Dead Mother With Emergency C-Section | IFLScience | Biodiversity protection | Scoop.it
Beach-goers in Cape Town, Africa had an unexpected find when they stumbled across a dead shark lying washed close to shore. Upon close inspection, they noticed the shark's stomach moving, and decided to investigate. They cut open the shark's abdomen, and found three baby sharks inside.    

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Lucy, 3,2 millions d'années dont 40 de célébrité | ICI.Radio-Canada.ca

Lucy, 3,2 millions d'années dont 40 de célébrité | ICI.Radio-Canada.ca | Biodiversity protection | Scoop.it
Il y a 40 ans, une équipe de chercheurs mettait au jour un fossile vieux de 3,2 millions d'années dans la région de l'Afar, en Éthiopie. Ce fossile allait devenir un personnage célèbre dans le monde entier : Lucy.

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Watch An Octopus Hide Itself In A Coconut | IFLScience

Watch An Octopus Hide Itself In A Coconut | IFLScience | Biodiversity protection | Scoop.it
The BBC has captured incredible underwater footage of an octopus collecting the halves of a coconut shell in Indonesia to use as protection at a later date.  In the clip, a flounder is following the veined octopus (Amphioctopus marginatus) as it scuttles to find the second half of a coconut shell. Although the video seems to suggest the flounder is about to stir up trouble, it is more likely trailing the octopus for a very different reason. 

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Revealed: The world's 10 most endangered species

Revealed: The world's 10 most endangered species | Biodiversity protection | Scoop.it
Snakes, butterflies, and a number of exotic fish are on the brink of extinction, according to the latest list of the world's most endangered species.

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Meet The Deepest, Strangest Sea Creatures You’ve Never Seen

Meet The Deepest, Strangest Sea Creatures You’ve Never Seen | Biodiversity protection | Scoop.it
For the love of animals. Pass it on.

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Mutant Butterflies Found in Japan After Fukushima Nuclear Disaster

Mutant Butterflies Found in Japan After Fukushima Nuclear Disaster | Biodiversity protection | Scoop.it
Scientists say fallout from the Fukushima Nuclear Power Plant has caused gross mutations in a common Japanese butterfly.

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20 Vivid Hummingbird Close-ups Reveal Their Incredible Beauty

20 Vivid Hummingbird Close-ups Reveal Their Incredible Beauty | Biodiversity protection | Scoop.it
When it comes to birds, the terms “strong” or “beautiful” might inspire images of fierce eagles or decadent tropical parrots. But both of these birds will certainly find strong contender in hummingbirds, which possess a unique sort of delicate beauty and a mastery of avian maneuvers like no other. We created this list of 20 stunning hummingbird photos to show you just how beautiful they can be.

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Invaders Drove Lizards to Evolve Stickier Feet in Just 10 Years | IFLScience

Invaders Drove Lizards to Evolve Stickier Feet in Just 10 Years | IFLScience | Biodiversity protection | Scoop.it
A recent lizard invasion shows how quickly evolutionary change can occur when the competition for food and space gets fierce. On a group of small islands in Florida, native green lizards were pushed to higher tree perches after brown lizard invaders forced their way in. As a result, their little green feet became bigger and stickier -- all the better to grip those higher branches with. This study, published in Science this week, provides a rare glimpse of real-time evolution. 

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